Excerpts for Straight from The Hood

Another excerpt from our new book with Sott Wilson, Straight from the Hood on American Mafia. You can buy a copy in our Store Section for special promotional deal. Check out another excerpt at the New...

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Straight from the Hood Published

Our new book, co-authored with Scott Wilson, titled, Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, is published. Read an excerpt at Gangsters Inc. How a convicted drug kingpin gave Denzel Washington his start on Broadway.

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Ike Atkinson, Kingpin: In His Own Words Wins Award

In PHILAFILM and the 2011 Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market, “Ike Atkinson, Kingpin: In His Own Words” received Honorable Mention in the documentary category. Another entry that also received Honorable Mention is “Superfly: The True untold Story of Frank Lucas” who was co-created by our very own Ron Chepesiuk. Congratulations...

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Asian Edition of Sergeant Smack Published

This May 13, Maverick House (www.maverickhouse.com) will launch the Asian edition of Sergeant Smack as The Bangkok Connection. An e-book edition of the book will also be available in Asia.

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Sergeant Smack Wins Another Award

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (www.indiebookawards.com) has selected Sergeant Smack as the best 2010 book in the African American category.

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Crime Beat Radio Show Gets Press

An article about the radio show that Willie Hryb and I co-host appeared in the Thunder Bay, Canada Chronicle Journal newspaper on April 7, 2011. Check out the Crime Beat radio show at http://www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm.

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PRESS RELEASE – OCTOBER 2010

Former Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Tells His Story “In His Own Words” with New DVD Release Raleigh, North Carolina – In the movie “American Gangster,” Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character “Nate,” who is depicted as gangster Frank Lucas’s cousin and as the drug trafficker who helped Lucas established the Asian heroin pipeline from Thailand to...

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Ike & Ron on WUNC’s State of Things

Listen Ike & Ron on WUNC’s State of Things with hosted by Frank Stasio. Click here to listen.

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Sergeant Smack Cover Story on Don Diva

Sergeant Smack is the cover story in the fall issue (issue 42) of the leading Hip Hop magazine, Don Diva.

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Ike Atkinson’s Facebook

Ike now has more than 1250 friends on his Face Book page. Join the gang by going to www.ikeatkinsonkingpincom and clicking on Face Book

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Sergeant Smack in the Press

Nice reviews of Sergeant Smack appeared at PlanetIll and Cheryl Rohn’s Mob Talk blog. Excerpts from Sergeant Smack appeared at Americanmafia.com, gangstersinc.com, crimemagazine.com and newcriminologist.com.

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DVD Documentary Completed

Strategic Media Books has completed the documentary interview, “Ike Atkinson Kingpin, In His Own Words.” The DVD will be available for sale in the fall, 2010. See ikeatkinsonkingpin.com for further information. To publicize the DVD, SMB launched a second YouTube video. Click here to watch the...

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Awards for Strategic Media Books Author

Ron Chepesiuk‘s book Gangsters of Miami, was chosen 2010 True Crime Book of the Year by the National Indie Excellence Awards. The book was also the silver medal winner in Foreword Magazine’s 2009 True Crime Book of the Year and was a finalist in the Regional Non Fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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